A 16-year-old Faith Galadima, a student of Government Secondary School, Tunga, Minna, in Niger state who was allegedly impregnated by her Vice Principal Mohammed Mohammed, has delivered a baby boy.
Faith while speaking to journalists in Minna on Tuesday decried the way she was treated during the pregnancy saying she did not receive any form of assistance from the V.P despite the agreement between him and the child rights agency.
She said she was not happy because she has become a mother at an early age but she will not allow the incident to disrupt her dream of becoming a nurse, adding that she still wants to further her education and become a nurse someday.
Miss Faith solicited for the assistance of government and NGOs to help her take care of the baby and continue her education.
Her father, Mr. Haruna Galadina, confirmed that his daughter was abandoned during her pregnancy and asked the authorities to come into the matter.
The Vice.Principal, Mohammed Mohammed, after his arrest, was arraigned before a Minna magistrate court on April 4, 2017, on a two-count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child, and impregnating a female student.He was remanded in prison custody for 3 months after pleading not guilty and was granted bail of N1 million.
The DG. of the Niger state Child Rights Protection Agency Mrs. Maryam Kolo, DG, said part of the agency’s requests to the state Ministry of Education was that part of the Vice Principal’s salary be given to the victim on monthly basis to cater for her needs and that of the child.